Tenders Called For Dunheved Road Upgrade

The highly anticipated Dunheved Road Upgrade has entered its next phase, with Penrith City Council now seeking a qualified and experienced contractor to deliver the project.

Tenders for the design and construction of the upgrade, which is set to deliver improvements along the 4.2 kilometre corridor between Richmond Road and the Werrington Road/Christie Street roundabout, are open until 11am on 24 July 2024.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the call for tenders is an important milestone in the project, as it means construction is now a step closer.

“We know our community will welcome this news, and we share in their excitement. Not only does it mean that construction is on the horizon, so too are safer, more reliable and efficient journeys along Dunheved Road,” Cr Carney said.

“Dunheved Road is a vital link in our local road network, and the planned improvements will not only benefit our residents and regular road users, but also help futureproof the road to cater for our region’s growing traffic demands.”

The upgrade will see the current two-lane undivided road transformed to a median-separated, dual-lane carriageway. Intersection upgrades, including three new sets of traffic lights, are also planned to improve traffic flow and queuing times in busy peak periods.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be supported with a new shared pathway on the southern side of Dunheved Road, while a footpath along the northern side of the road and phased pedestrian-only crossings at key intersections will improve pedestrian safety and connectivity.

The Dunheved Road Upgrade is fully funded by the Australian Government, with $128.3 million committed to the project through the Infrastructure Investment Program.

To lodge tenders visit vendorpanel.com. The successful contractor is expected to be announced in late 2024. The timing for delivery and staging of construction works will be finalised following the tender process.

For more information, visit: penrith.city/dunhevedroad

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